An accomplished storyteller returns
with her biggest, boldest, most
entertaining novel yet
a hilarious, heartfelt story about books, love,
sisterhood, and the surprises we discover in our DNA that combines the wit of
Jonathan Tropper with the heart of Susan Wiggs.
Maggie, Eliza, and Tricia
Sweeney grew up as a happy threesome in the idyllic
seaside town of Southport, Connecticut. But their mother’s death from cancer fifteen
years ago tarnished their golden
hued memories, and the sisters drifted apart. Their
one touchstone is their father, B
ill Sweeney, an internationally famous literary lion
and college professor universally adored by critics, publishers, and book lovers.
When Bill dies unexpectedly one cool June night, his shell
shocked daughters return
to their childhood home. They aren’t
quite sure what the future holds without their
life father, but they do know how to throw an Irish wake to honor a man
of his stature.
But as guests pay their respects and reminisce, one stranger, emboldened by
whiskey, has crashed the party.
It turns out that she too is a Sweeney sister.
When Washington, DC based journalist Serena Tucker had her DNA tested on a
whim a few weeks earlier, she learned she had a 50% genetic match with a childhood
Maggie Sweeney of Southport, Connecticut.
It seems Serena’s chilly
WASP mother, Birdie, had a history with Bill Sweeney
one that has remained
totally secret until now.
Once the shock wears off, questions abound. What does this mean for William’s
literary legacy? Where is the unfinished memoir he
’s stashed away, and what will it
reveal? And how will a fourth Sweeney sister
a blond among redheads
By turns revealing, insightful, and uproarious, The Sweeney Sisters is equal parts
cautionary tale and celebration
a festive and heartfelt look at what truly makes a